Monthly Archives: August 2016

Geometry (New York State Fair 2016)

Out there in the dark, Gravitron spins encased in a half octagonal frame. Inside, the centrifugal force of the machine presses the human subject up against a wall. I thought my heart was going to explode.

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Eat (New York State Fair 2016)

In the indicative and imperative mood, this perfect sign points in neon to a basic biological function.

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Jewish Philosophy Freak of Nature (New York State Fair 2016)

You won’t believe your eyes –the world’s tiniest Jewish philosopher

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(Panentheism) Butter (New York State Fair 2016)

Like the relation between the wave and the ocean, the swimmer is a discrete entity only in the moment. The swimmer swims into the butter out of which the swimmer is made. The same is true for the players. They leap … Continue reading

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Techno Genesis (New York State Fair 2016)

At the New York State Fair, Genesis is reflected in the dark by light, fire, magnetic gravitational pull of forces.

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Alien Invasion (New York State Fair 2016)

In its messianic mode, a la Franz Rosenzweig, Jewish philosophy invests a lot of energy into thinking the shape of dark stars and “the future.” Compare in contrast the space and alien themed rides at the New York State Fair. Here come … Continue reading

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Walter Benjamin’s Messianic Butterflies

Originally posted on Schlemiel Theory:
In his introductory essay to Walter Benjamin’s Berlin Childhood around 1900 entitled “Hope in the Past,” Peter Szondi argues that, in his belief that the past held the secret of the future, Benjamin became a…

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